Girl Scout Cookies for Dogs?!

Vote your favorite dog cookie before Sunday!

March 9, 2016

I’m not sure how it’s possible, but we’re already a week into cookie season and I’ve yet to run into any Girl Scouts exploiting my weakness for sugar!

Quickly, these are the best Girl Scout cookies in order:

  • Thin Mints
  • Tagalongs
  • Do-si-dos

Look, I’m not a Samoas guy. Gross.

Usually by this time of year, I’ve already had a box or two dropped off by someone that found me on the internet or a coworker who stalked me in the hallways. That doesn’t even address my “I’m walking by the QFC on Broadway and that looks like a Girl Scout and her mother being soaked in the rain so I better buy two boxes” problem I’ve developed in recent years. How can you not? They look so miserable!

This year there’s a new twist to the story. For the second cookie season in a row, the team from Girl Scouts of Western Washington join forces with my pals at Seattle Humane to come up with cookies to bark about - treats that we can feed to our canine friends! Dogs shouldn’t eat the normal cookies - specifically the ones with chocolate (duh), so some baking enthusiasts have taken things into their own oven-gloved hands and baked up a batch of pup-friendly treats.

Now, these cookies can’t be sold YET, but the cookie coalition of Girl Scouts of Western Washington and Seattle Humane want to know which is your favorite from a fun choice:

  • Wag-alongs
  • Do-si-dogs
  • Doggie Samoas
  • Girl Scout Dog Cookies (also safe for… chickens)
  • Pumpkin Carob Dog Cookies

Pop by the Girl Scouts site to see the options and VOTE to help out in the fun (polls close Saturday 3/12). Plus, it's practice for the primaries later this month!

I had a chance to talk to PR Director Stefanie Ellis and she told me all about how the contest works. Also, I found out that the Girl Scouts of Western Washington allow their kids to spend the money raised on whatever charitable project they like - say Seattle Humane for example. I had no idea how empowering that could be and what a message it could send to these girls and they learn leadership and business skills at a young age!